|Born|| March 31, 1998 |
Boca Raton, Florida
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|OHL team||Sarnia Sting|
|NHL Draft|| 16th overall, 2016|
Jakob Chychrun (born on March 31, 1998) is an American-born Canadian ice hockey defenceman who is currently an alternate captain for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Minor Playing CareerEdit
Jakob started playing hockey in his home state of Florida with the Juniors Everblades and the Florida Jr. Panthers organizations.
When he was thirteen, Jakob joined the Little Caesars hockey organization in Detroit, Michigan where he played his major bantam season. At the time, he continued living and practicing in Florida, travelling to Michigan on the weekends to play.
The following season, he remained with Little Caesars, playing for their U16 team.
In 2013, Jakob was drafted by the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL draft. USA Hockey had implemented a rule requiring fifteen year old players to receive a special exemption to play junior hockey. He applied for one, but was denied.
Instead, Jakob moved to Toronto and played his minor midget season for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.
Major Junior Playing CareerEdit
Jakob was selected first overall by the Sarnia Sting in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection. He had a strong rookie season for the Sting and at the end of the season was nominated for the Emms Family Award for outstanding rookie; the Max Kaminsky Trophy for defenseman of the year; and the Red Tilson Trophy for OHL Player of the year.
Leading up to the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Jakob was highly regarded by scouts and was considered one of the top defencemen available. He was described as a defenceman that plays in all situations, doesn't make many mistakes and can impact a game when needed.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2013–14||Toronto Jr. Canadiens||GTMMHL||29||16||27||43||28||14||5||8||13||16|
Jakub competed with Team Ontario at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge where he scored four points in five games. He was the first minor midget player to have played for Team Ontario at the tournament.
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge (Team Ontario)||2014|
|Jack Ferguson Award||2014|